Photos: Fire On Board MV X-PRESS PEARL At Anchorage Off Colombo Harbour
On 20th May 2021, an on-deck container on board vessel “X-PRESS PEARL” (which is deployed in Straits Middle East SMX service), caught fire whilst at Colombo Anchorage.
The vessel had taken all precautionary measures throughout the night. However, firefighting is still underway with assistance of tugs sent by local authorities.
Together with local authorities, X-Press Feeders is actively working on various solutions to put out the fire/smoke on board the vessel, whilst maintaining the safety of our crew.
We are closely monitoring the situation and will duly inform affected customers of any developments.
In the meantime, we are also looking into alternative options to ensure minimal disruption to our SMX service.